|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1891|
DIED at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Harriet Brandon, on Madison Street, Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Mrs. Lavinia Jones. The announcement will carry a pang of sorrow to many hearts. Few women in South Georgia were more widly known, or more highly esteemed. Her maiden name was Lavinia Young. She was born in Screven County, Georgia, in 1810, and was married to the late Thomas Jones, in September, 1826. On the 3rd day of March, 1827, sixty-four years ago, the husband and his young bride moved to this county, settling two miles from the then little scattering village of Thomasville. The young couple settled at "Greenwood" and for nearly two thirds of a century, the deceased presided over that hospitable home as its mistress. It would fill a volume to mention the charities which, during these long years, have flowed from her generous hand. No one, however humble, were ever turned away empty from Greenwood.
Her husband died twenty-two years ago, and up to a recent period, she has lived at the old homestead, where her children were born, and where her loved ones slept, managing the affairs of the plantation with that remarkable ability for which she was distinguished. Two years ago, warned by the lengthening shadows of the evening of life, she sold the old homestead, around which clustered and lingered so many fond recollections, the scene of so many joys, and sometimes sorrows too---for death had more than once entered the portals of the old home, and removed an inmate to the family burying ground hard by. Since then she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Brandon, calmly awaiting the hour when the Master should call for her. She joined the Methodist church in 1839, and since that time has been a devoted christian woman. The church, and its work, always found in her a zealous friend. She was the mother of eleven children, only four of whom survive her. They are, Mrs. H. L. Brandon, Mrs. F. J. Vaughn, Mrs. M. J. Davis and Mr. T. W. Jones. She leaves , also, twenty five grand children and sixteen great grand children. This mother in Israel, full of years, beloved by all, has passed away, leaving a multitude of relatives and friends to morn her loss. She was the embodiment of integrity, doing unto others as she would have them do unto her. The world has been made better for her having lived in it.
Today, followed by children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends, she will be carried back to Greenwood, and laid to rest in the old family burying ground, beside her husband, and children, who preceded her to the spirit world. There, in sight of the beautiful old home over which she presided so many years, she will sleep with her kindred, until the dead are awakened. "Death, thou art infinite;-'tis Life is little."
D-T-E Feb. 15th. 1889
Thomas Jones (1802 - 1869)*
Susan Estelle Jones (____ - 1854)*
James Young Jones (1827 - 1877)*
Mary Elizabeth Jones Chaires (1830 - 1854)*
Francis Remer Jones (1831 - 1833)*
Harriett Lavinia Jones Brandon (1833 - 1893)*
Thomas William Jones (1839 - 1894)*
Henry Francis Jones (1841 - 1864)*
Florence Jones Vaughn (1844 - 1896)*
Martha Jones Davis (1846 - 1934)*
Death date on her headstone reads:
13 Feb. 1891
Greenwood Plantation Cemetery
Maintained by: James Wade Bishop
Originally Created by: Betty Jones Mikell
Record added: Sep 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21594636
Marriage Notices from The Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878Issue of March 5, 1869page 214 Marriages,Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878At Col. Thos Jones, near Thomasville, Ga., Feb. 2, 1869 by Rev. W. M. Kennedy, Mr. T. P. Jones of Thomas Co., Ga...(Read more)|
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